GenePage for the yafK gene of Escherichia coli K-12

Primary Gene Name: yafK
EcoGene Accession Number: EG13148
K-12 Gene Accession Number: ECK0225
MG1655 Gene Identifier: b0224
Gene Name Mnemonic: Systematic nomenclature
Alternate Gene Symbols: None
Description: L,D-transpeptidase-related protein, function unknown
  # bp Upstream # bp Downstream
MW: 28021.21 ---------246 aa Pre-Run BlastP UniProt
Pre-Run BlastP NR+Env
Left End: 245065
Left Intergenic Region

Name: yafJ_yafK

Length: 30 bp overlap

Orientation: Convergent

Left_end: 245065

Right_end: 245094

Centisome: 5.28

Genomic Address
Counterclockwise
Minute or Centisome (%) = 5.28
Right End: 245805
Right Intergenic Region

Name: yafK_yafQ

Length: 155 bp gap

Orientation: Codirectional-

Left_end: 245806

Right_end: 245960

Centisome: 5.30

YafK has been reported to be required for biofilm production in enteroaggregative E. coli (Sheikh, 2001). The first 19 aa of YafK are predicted to be a type I signal peptide. YafK has a degenerate LDT active site missing a conserved Cys residue.

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BamHI EcoRI HindIII